Helsinki-based Cabforce has now opened their API, allowing travel companies to take advantage of Cabforce's network and technology that allows the pre-booking of taxi and executive cars, with the total price calculated at the time of booking
Booking a taxi at the same time you book a flight or other travel leg is a growing trend, as it opens up a new revenue path, and Cabforce has built a solid network of 60 travel destinations and counting, with the majority of coverage focused in Europe. Recently they have also expanded into New York - their first "overseas" destination.
”We are the only company able to sell taxi and private rides with allinclusive precalculated prices between two points at this scale” says Tommi Holmgren of Cabforce.
The company has already been exploring this area through the big players, by opening their API to the big players, like Amadeus and Travelport, whose travel agency and corporate booking customers can use the platform to book rides in their standard booking flows. Now any external application or service provider can access taxi content for any route, get a rate quote, and sell the trip as part of the service.
If Cabforce is able to continue to grow their network of taxi partnerships across the rest of the world, they'll potentially be a very valuable network to online travel companies. Business travelers just want a ride that's on time, and that they can get a receipt to expense, and Cabforce to be driving down the right path.